Liverpool needed two extra-time goals to beat Notts County 4-2 at Anfield on an eventful night for the Premier League football clubs in the English League Cup second round.
England forward Daniel Sturridge and substitute Jordan Henderson spared Liverpool's blushes after their League One opponents stormed back to level at 2-all after 90 minutes.
Hull City also advanced with a 1-nil extra-time win at Leyton Orient while Fulham won a penalty shootout 5-4 at League Two Burton Albion after their topsy-turvy showdown finished 2-all.
Bristol City upset top flight newcomers Crystal Palace 2-1 and Sunderland scored a 4-2 win over another League One side MK Dons.
West Bromich Albion beat League Two Newport County 3-nil while West Ham United held on to beat Cheltenham Town 2-1.
Southampton thrashed Barnsley 5-1 away and Norwich City enjoyed a 6-3 win over Bury in a goalfest at Carrow Road.
There are another seven second-round ties tomorrow when Everton host Stevenage and Newcastle United visit Morecambe.